Our Story

It began with an abiding love for animals. The rest is history…

Founding of
W.F. Young | 1892

Determined to find a better way of caring for their horses, Mary Ida and her husband Wilbur Young establish W.F. Young. Their revolutionary first product, Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, lays the foundation for generations of innovation to come.

Mary Ida Becomes
President | 1928

Mary Ida Young takes over as W.F. Young’s first female president. She immediately gets to work commissioning studies to ensure product efficacy – paving the way for new products to enter the marketplace.

Shiny New
Solutions | 1977

W.F. Young expands into grooming products, bringing ShowSheen® Hair Polish & Conditioner to market. It quickly becomes the world’s leading detangler and grooming aid.

Debut of Pet Care
Products | 2014

Building on Mary Ida’s legacy of caring for horses, W.F. Young launches a line of high-quality pet care solutions, including grooming and flea & tick prevention products for dogs.

130 Years of Animal-Inspired
Innovation | 2022

W.F. Young celebrates 130 years of business – a milestone bolstered by its continued commitment to animals, the people who care for them and the memories they create together.

Care You Can Count On

Discover solutions pet parents have trusted for generations.